NEC Facial Recognition Adopted for Rugby World Cup in Japan

Economy Sports

Tokyo, Nov. 5 (Jiji Press)--A facial recognition system of NEC Corp. <6701> has been adopted for checking the entry of reporters at Tokyo Stadium and International Stadium Yokohama in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, the company said Monday.

Using identification cards for media organizations and face images of reporters registered beforehand when they make applications for entry, the system will complete authentication instantly.

The system will allow smoother entry than visual checks do, the company said.

Reporters from all over the world are expected to visit Tokyo Stadium in Chofu, western Tokyo, the venue for the opening game, and International Stadium Yokohama, where the final will take place.

This will be the first use of a face recognition system at the Rugby World Cup. Visual ID checks will be used at other match venues, officials said.

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